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Best Confectioner Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top confectioner stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best confectioner stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the confectioners industry.

Industry: Confectioners
Ticker
Company
Dividends Score
Market Cap
Dividend Yield
Payout Ratio
Last Dividend
Annual Dividend
Dividend Percentile
Dividend Dropped Count (L10Y)
Ex-dividend Date
Div. Payment Date
HSY
HERSHEY CO
$49.49B1.61%51.90%$1.0360$3.8729%02022-12-15
MDLZ
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC
$92.30B2.12%63.20%$0.3850$1.4439%0
TR
TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES INC
$3.08B0.81%35.00%$0.0900$0.3611%1
RMCF
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY INC
$36.87MN/A0.00%$0.1200N/AN/A0

Confectioner Stocks FAQ

What are the best confectioner stocks to buy right now in Dec 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best confectioner stocks to buy right now are:

1. Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY)


Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) is the top confectioner stock with a Zen Score of 45, which is 13 points higher than the confectioner industry average of 32. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Hershey Co has seen its stock return 31.71% over the past year, overperforming other confectioner stocks by 7 percentage points.

Hershey Co has an average 1 year price target of $221.18, a downside of -8.34% from Hershey Co's current stock price of $241.31.

Hershey Co stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 11 analysts covering Hershey Co, 18.18% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 36.36% have issued a Buy, 45.45% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ)


Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is the second best confectioner stock with a Zen Score of 32, which is equal to the confectioner industry average of 32. It passed 10 out of 38 due diligence checks and has average fundamentals. Mondelez International has seen its stock return 11.02% over the past year, underperforming other confectioner stocks by -13 percentage points.

Mondelez International has an average 1 year price target of $71.27, an upside of 5.45% from Mondelez International's current stock price of $67.59.

Mondelez International stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 11 analysts covering Mondelez International, 54.55% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 27.27% have issued a Buy, 18.18% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR)


Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) is the third best confectioner stock with a Zen Score of 32, which is equal to the confectioner industry average of 32. It passed 12 out of 38 due diligence checks and has average fundamentals. Tootsie Roll Industries has seen its stock return 20.78% over the past year, underperforming other confectioner stocks by -3 percentage points.

What are the confectioner stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 3 confectioner stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 confectioner stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ)


Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has an annual dividend yield of 2.12%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the confectioner industry average of 1.51%. Mondelez International's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Mondelez International's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Mondelez International's dividend payout ratio of 63.2% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY)


Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) has an annual dividend yield of 1.61%, which is the same as the confectioner industry average of 1.51%. Hershey Co's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Hershey Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Hershey Co's dividend payout ratio of 51.9% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR)


Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) has an annual dividend yield of 0.81%, which is -1 percentage points lower than the confectioner industry average of 1.51%. Tootsie Roll Industries's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Tootsie Roll Industries's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Tootsie Roll Industries's dividend payout ratio of 35% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are confectioner stocks up?

Confectioner stocks were up 0.98% in the last day, and up 2.43% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why confectioner stocks are up.

What are the most undervalued confectioner stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 2 most undervalued confectioner stocks right now are:

1. Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ)


Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is the most undervalued confectioner stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Mondelez International has a valuation score of 43, which is 21 points higher than the confectioner industry average of 22. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Mondelez International's stock has gained 11.02% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the confectioner industry by -13 percentage points.

2. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ:RMCF)


Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ:RMCF) is the second most undervalued confectioner stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has a valuation score of 29, which is 7 points higher than the confectioner industry average of 22. It passed 2 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's stock has dropped -28.92% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the confectioner industry by -53 percentage points.

Are confectioner stocks a good buy now?

50% of confectioner stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect confectioner stocks to fall by -5.32% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the confectioners industry?

The average P/E ratio of the confectioners industry is 31.33x.
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